FSUPD: 10K Worth of Copper Stolen From FSU

By: FSUPD Release
By: FSUPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - June 29, 2011 -

A large amount (approximately $10,000 worth) of copper tubing and fittings were stolen out of construction trailers at a construction site, according to the Florida State University Police Department. This occurred at the FSU Wellness Center construction site on Learning Way (near FSU Maintenance compound) on the evening of June 26 or early morning June 27. The subjects used saws to cut the tubing into smaller pieces. This incident was probably time consuming and noisy.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case and requests any information that may be available concerning events related to this incident. Information may be reported anonymously via Big Bend Crime Stoppers by calling 850 574 TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers you do not have to give your name and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.


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  • by dog Location: gone on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    Businesses that but Scrap should have to Keep records and get a Photo ID. from anyone selling scrap. Same as they do in Pawn shops.
  • by J on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:03 PM
    yes,,this took time to do ,,,someone should have heard this going on ....FSU PD,,,,mummm were you at a donut shop some where ??
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Who is buying this stuff? Can't we get them to get id on the people selling it? If the same name keeps showing up...
  • by len2 on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    The subjects used saws to cut the tubing into smaller pieces. This incident was probably time consuming and noisy. SO ,,where was the FSU police officers,,, sleep some where ????
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    WOW! A lot of negativity here. Our department has had 2 dealings with FSU Police Dept. this year and both times we found them to be both professional and helpful. They try to keep campus safe but with budget cuts and the end of stimulus dollars it is rough for the Police Dept. due to a loss of police officers. There are more people hurting due to the economy and the result is an increased crime rate. With an improvied economy some of these lesser crimes will go away.
  • by Mr.E on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    Unfortunately, FSU is surrounded by some of the most ghetto areas in town. Crimes are frequent. I have known several female students that transferred to other schools because of this. Students and locals should feel safe. We need a plan to get rid of the blight. Maybe once the economy improves we could afford to spend the funds on gentrification in that area. It has always been this way but we can change it with a little effort.
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      by not necessarily on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to Mr.E
      as it has already been noted, we are very close to the georgia line, more than a few of the copper thieves come here from there and take it back to scrap. don't blame it all on the "ghetto"-ness of the area. if you have visited many other universities, you may note that the areas immediately surrounding campus are not the nicest. i attribute that to the nature of college students: the fact that they rent for a semester at a time and leave, and most are just experiencing freedom from parents and therefore rules and chores! i wouldn't live there now, but when i was in college, it didn't scare me and i'm a girl.
  • by DAVID Location: MIDWAY on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:26 AM
    It must have been the head of WFSU-PBS station trying to make up for the $400,000 that Gov. Scott took away from them.
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      by alice on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM in reply to DAVID
      Amen David since KOCH brothers would not part with the $400K
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:08 PM in reply to DAVID
      Scott never "took" it away from them. It was never given to them. The legislature approved it, and Scott vetoed the funding, but it was never TAKEN because they never had the money to begin with.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Jun 29, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    Check my co-worker Josh.... he works in the maint. dep for fsu..... just saying....
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to
      He's been cleared already, but thanks for the tip.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    FSU Police Department Standard Operating Procedure: 1)accuse the victims, 2) file misleading investigative report, 3)prosecute the innocent, 4)send out redundantly ineffective safety warnings, and 5) report to newspapers and community FSU is safe because FSU police are professionals...Bullcrap.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:14 AM in reply to
      FSU Police is going to accuse FSU?
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        by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 at 08:18 AM in reply to
        Yes, FSU police will investigate a victim (FSU employee) of a stolen work computer before they look for the culprits. then they'll write a report suggesting the employee left their office unlocked even if there exist contrary evidence.
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Jun 29, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    Check all the Recyclers with in 75 Miles. Bet you find it. Arrest the person that buys it because they should have known it was stolen. That much NEW Copper being sold as scrap should be a huge clue that it was stolen.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:13 AM in reply to DTH
      All they have to do is sell a little at a time, and you'll be totally confused looking for that 1 big transaction. You'd make a great investigator!
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